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March 4, 2021

Public tv manager suspended from office over sex scandal

Razvan Nicolescu, manager of TVR 2, was suspended from office over his alleged involvement in a case regarding ‘luxury prostitutes’ for politicians, accor­ding to the general director of the Romanian Television Company, Andi Lazescu, quoted by Media­fax. Nicolescu, who was subpoenaed as a witness in the case in early November, was suspended until his situation is clarified by a court, Lazescu added. He said the decision was made in agreement with Nicolescu, in order not to affect the public television’s image. Several people have been detained in this case, facing charges of human trafficking. The people under investigation are accused of having recruited women and used them as ‘luxury prostitutes’ in Romania, Italy and Austria. The names of various politicians appeared in this case, including that of Social Democrats Robert Negoita and Nicu Banicioiu.

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